posted on May, 6 2007 @ 10:36 PM
Like so many others, I have to add my voice to those who believe that Stephen King is one of the best writers of novels in the "horror genre". I am
always astounded that Stephen King is able to be so prolific and, yet, remain interesting and, most importantly, creative.
I would be hard pressed to pick just one Stephen King novel as being "my favorite" so I'll simply name a few that stand out; The Stand,
It, The Shining and Christine. A Stephan King book is a great way to while away a lazy Saturday afternoon.
Of course, I do have other "favorite" authors of horror. Dean Koontz is certainly an author that is worth reading. I must admit, however, that
Koontz seems to be sort of a "King Clone". Nevertheless, he's almost always worth the read.
Another favorite would have to be Clive Barker. If any horror writer deserves to be considered an author of fine literature, it would have to be
Clive Barker. Weaveworld is one book that, in my opinion, will be cherished as great literature in the future. The Books of Blood is
an astounding series of short stories that will frighten the bejezus out of anyone with a wit of imagination. And, finally, Imajica is an
amazing example of imaginative story telling. What I love the most about Clive Barker is his ability to utilize language to it's fullest. He is
able to paint the most amazing images directly into the brain which eventually seep through the conscious directly into ones dreams.